30 May Nucleonova shares climate change report of the International Energy Agency
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recently published a report regarding the importance of nuclear power plants for the climate objectives. The FORATOM association, with headquarters in Brussels, and whose main objective is to promote the use of nuclear energy in Europe, gives their opinion about maintaining nuclear energy to respond to the challenges related to the climate change.
The nuclear energy is currently a relevant topic for the development of the coming years. Foratom agrees with the IEA, as it confirms that nuclear energy will let the EU and the world to achieve a low carbon environment in the future, and considers that by 2050 a quarter of the electricity procured should come from the nuclear energy for this purpose. Indeed, nuclear energy will be needed to move towards clean energy and to reduce the carbon footprint in the world.
However, although nuclear energy counts on many advantages, it also represents a considerable expenditure. The report reiterates that nuclear energy has a lack of financial support, which led to a decline in nuclear energy development in the recent years.
It is essential to know that without help, the shift to clean energy will be more difficult and expensive. Moreover, nuclear energy is not considered to be on the same terms with other energy sources with low carbon emissions, nor rewarded for its advantages.
Finally, the report lists different policy recommendations that should be implemented to maintain nuclear power. It is important to remember that a reduction in nuclear energy will lead to billions of additional tonnes of carbon emissions.